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150 years of the University Tests Act

June 19, 2021
150 years of the University Tests Act

The Accord Coalition has rejoiced the 150th anniversary this week of the enactment of the University Tests Act 1871, which largely ended religious discrimination at UK universities.

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Sexual abuse a normal part of the life of young people warns Ofsted

June 10, 2021
Sexual abuse a normal part of the life of young people warns Ofsted

Ofsted has recommended that schools provide high quality Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) as a keyway to tackle sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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94% of parents do not consider religious affiliation an important factor when choosing a school

June 3, 2021
94% of parents do not consider religious affiliation an important factor when choosing a school

An Ofsted commissioned opinion poll has found only 6% of parents of school age children in England consider a school’s religious ethos to be an important factor when determining school choice.

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Lords to consider change to Collective Worship laws in England

May 28, 2021
Lords to consider change to Collective Worship laws in England

A Private Members Bill seeking to remove the obligation on state funded non-faith schools in England to provide daily worship has been brought before the House of Lords.

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Faith school providers encouraged to take further advantage of academisation power grab

May 5, 2021
Faith school providers encouraged to take further advantage of academisation power grab

The Department for Education is to provide financial support for the creation of more Church of England and Catholic academy trusts so that more local authority-maintained Church schools become academies.

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